Caring for Kids’ Teeth
All of the tips in the article below about caring for kid’s teeth most of us know. But are we making sure it happens? It can be so easy in the mornings when we are rushing out the door or before bedtime when we are too worn out to skip brushing, but this will lead to physical discomfort for your child when cavities erupt. Brush up on how to care for your child’s teeth below, and thanks for visiting us at Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry of Aurora, CO.
While little ones are mastering their tooth-brushing technique, it’s important that parents make sure the kids’ teeth are properly cleaned.
The American Dental Association offers these suggestions:
- Parents should start flossing a child’s teeth as soon as two neighboring teeth emerge.
- Make sure your child flosses daily and brushes twice a day.
- Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste for a young child. Make sure the child doesn’t swallow the toothpaste afterward.
- Select a soft-bristled toothbrush for young children, and replace the brush every three-to-four months.
- Children should be able to brush on their own by age 7.
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